When you are driving along the road, a large truck or another kind of heavy vehicle may pull up alongside you and swerve into your lane. The unique dynamic between motorcycles and bigger vehicles can influence the seriousness of a crash.
Understanding how these dangerous collisions happen can help you decide what to do after suffering from injuries.
According to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, intense winds can contribute to a rollover accident, which happens when a truck tips forward and crushes another vehicle. If the other driver places too much uneven weight in the back of a truck while transporting items, these overloaded vehicles can potentially tilt over and fall into motorcycles.
A larger vehicle with more wheels can gather speed faster than a motorcycle, which means that you cannot drive around them or properly avoid them. When dealing with a speeding truck behind you, your tires may lose their grip on the road if the other driver bumps you. A sudden stop at a high speed can send you flying and leave you with anything from brain trauma to spinal cord injuries.
When a piece of cargo slips off a truck, it can hit you or your motorcycle and send you falling to the road. Large vehicles can carry more cargo and loose items than cars or motorcycles, which makes it easier for these kinds of accidents to happen.
No matter what type of injury you are facing and how the other vehicle caused the crash, knowing more about these dangers can help you.